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Water Quality Research Foundation

WQRF-funded data collection yields contaminant map

Thursday, September 17, 2020 :: 3398 Views :: Water Quality Research Foundation

A new interactive online map provides a guide for consumers and water treatment specialists who want to learn more about water quality in their region. The map was developed as part of a Water Quality Research Foundation-funded data collection effort that resulted in 10 years of data and upwards of almost 60 million data points, providing very meaningful and statistically significant data for the map. 

New WQRF-funded study aims to investigate contaminant occurrence in drinking water

Friday, October 18, 2019 :: 1799 Views :: Water Quality Research Foundation

Corona Environmental Consulting is conducting a state-by-state call for occurrence data regarding contaminants in drinking water for the Water Quality Research Foundation (WQRF).  The WQRF-funded Contaminant Occurrence study is led by Dr. Carleigh Samson. Samson and her team at Corona have extensive experience in developing, conducting, presenting, and publishing national drinking water contaminant occurrence studies. The research began in July 2019 and is anticipated for completion in July 2020.

WQRF funds predicting modeling study beginning July 1

Monday, July 1, 2019 :: 1515 Views :: Water Quality Research Foundation

Two researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee will be studying ways of determining an area’s risk for future drinking water crises and how water quality technology can alleviate those risks in a study funded by the Water Quality Research Foundation Board. The “Predictive Modeling of U.S. Drinking Water Emergencies” study by Drs. Yin Wang and Junhong Chen will begin July 1, 2019, and is expected to run through 2020.

WQRF OKs research project concepts

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 :: 1639 Views :: Water Quality Research Foundation

The Water Quality Research Foundation has approved two new research project concepts to begin request for proposal (RFP) development.  Task Forces will be recruited in the coming months for each of the two new concepts, with their first task to develop an RFP and then vet the proposals received. The RFP development and proposal vetting takes approximately six to 12 months, depending on the project’s complexity. The WQRF Board of Directors then will give final approval for the research to move forward with researcher as recommended by the task force.

WQRF-funded research demonstrates cost benefits of in-home filtration

Friday, June 14, 2019 :: 1575 Views :: Water Quality Research Foundation

Water Quality Research Foundation-funded study showing the economic benefits of using point-of-use devices to reduce health risks in drinking water has been published in a peer-reviewed scientific journal.

WQRF awards 2018 Grant to Purdue researcher

Friday, December 7, 2018 :: 2589 Views :: Water Quality Research Foundation

The Water Quality Research Foundation has named Dr. George Zhou of Purdue University the recipient of its 2018 Grant Award. Zhou, Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering and Environmental and Ecological Engineering at the West Lafayette, Ind., university, is conducting research that will provide performance data on removal efficiencies of representative emerging contaminants and new knowledge on the effects of water quality on the performance of point-of-use systems.

WQRF names Redden its Foundation Relations & Research Manager

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 :: 3209 Views :: Water Quality Research Foundation

The Water Quality Research Foundation (WQRF) has named Kim Redden its Foundation Relations & Research Manager. Redden, who formerly worked for the Water Quality Association (WQA), has broad experience in the water treatment industry and brings deep industry knowledge to her position.

WQRF announces new research grants

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 :: 4636 Views :: Water Quality Research Foundation, Communications

WQRF announced a new program to provide more timely and effective support for research projects that directly impact members of the Water Quality Association as well as consumers.

Changes Announced to WQA's Boards

Thursday, March 31, 2016 :: 8683 Views :: Convention, Water Quality Research Foundation, Membership, Communications, Consumer & Industry Awareness

A number of important changes to the Water Quality Association’s top volunteer leadership were implemented during the Association’s 2016 Convention & Exposition in Nashville, Tennessee. 

Madison, WI Sewerage District Offering Grants for Chloride Discharge Reduction

Friday, September 25, 2015 :: 8 Views :: Water Quality Research Foundation, Technical Guidance

An important effort by the Water Quality Research Foundation (WQRF) has resulted in an exciting program for reducing salt discharge in Madison, Wisconsin. Since May 2013, WQRF has funded and facilitated a study by the Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) to investigate the potential reductive effects of high-efficiency water softeners on chloride levels in the waste stream.

Legacy of Colorado WQA to Live On Through Important WQRF Research

Friday, October 31, 2014 :: 6139 Views :: Water Quality Research Foundation, Capital Campaign

The Colorado Water Quality Association (CWQA) may have terminated operations, but the organization’s profound effect on the water quality improvement industry will be felt for many years to come. In September, shortly after the announcement that the organization had dissolved, the outgoing CQWA board of directors announced that they would be donating the remaining funds in their accounts to the Water Quality Research Foundation (WQRF).